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Q: Puppy removes collar: Update

September 26, 2008 | By Lauri C. | 7 answers | Expired: 2120 days ago

Lauri C.

My collie puppy takes the collar off of my female by pulling it over her head. It's really starting to annoy me. Bitter spray was shockingly ineffective. Any ideas from other skinny-headed (greyhound, doxie) dog owners?

Update: Tried a martingale collar. Guy laughed at his mom's ineptitude as he removed it from Gracie's head. "Dear mom," he said, "I am smarter than your average dog. You cannot outsmart me. Silly human."
It seems that since he doesn't pull on the part that tightens, it slips off just as easily as her leather collar. (My sister was nice enough to loan me her Dalmatian's martingale collar for this experiment. So no harm done to my pocket book.)

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Jessica P.
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Oct 09, 2008

I would suggest getting one of those "tough street dog collars" you know the ones with spikes, as they are not really for show, but are designed to prevent other dogs from neck biting....I would use it when ever the dogs play, and soon your puppy should forget his habit of collar/neck grabbing....or/also whenever your puppy goes to grab the collar make a loud noise or give a basic command...and replace her instict to go after the collar with a rope toy (dogs take possession of objects from others to gain a leg up in the pack)..a rope toy will work the same way. The idea is to stop the collar stealing from being a fun game.

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Ali M.
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Sep 27, 2008

i wanted to know the same thing my dog loey takes off his coller all the time even if it is tite... so i just leave it off cuz i dont want to make it so tite he hurts himself

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MaxxieBrown
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Sep 26, 2008

And I was going to suggest the Matingale. Try a harness for awhile and see if this helps.

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Anonymous
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Anonymous

Sep 26, 2008

Get a martingale collar, otherwise known as a half choke.

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Myles  R.
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Sep 26, 2008

you could try buying a harness collar or try making the color tight enough were it wont slip off.

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Wkutodd
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Sep 26, 2008

Harness and chocker collars. Harnes are being made in attactive designs and the cocker is great for training.

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poodlelady D.
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Sep 26, 2008

what if you tried one of those harness's that have the ring for tags, then maybe when he realizes that's not coming off you can go back to the collar. It's a thought.

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